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Velox to distribute Umicore’s accelerators range

News International-French

25 Nov 2013

Hamburg based raw materials distribution and sales specialist Velox GmbH has announced a strategic partnership with Umicore.

Veloxs dedicated commercial and technical support service combined with Umicore’s accelerators product range will enhance the scope of both parties’ offerings.

With this partnership, the company will incorporate the Umicore’s proven product range Valirex into its product portfolio. This approach enables Velox to better meet its customers’ requirements and to fulfill its commitment to offering a larger and comprehensive product range for the composites industry. The cooperation will also include the brand new developed Ecos ND15.

Umicore’s innovative Ecos ND15 offers customers the ability to deal pro-actively with the potential hazard classification of cobalt carboxylates under REACh.

Ecos ND15 is a cobalt containing polymer. Though polymers are not subject to REACh registration, a hazard assessment of Ecos ND15 has been made. This is key to derive a hazard classification based on sound scientific data. The results show that Ecos ND15 is a non hazardous substance for all endpoints tested. Countless tests of our customers have shown that ECOS ND15 is a drop-in, one-to-one replacement for the whole range of typical UPR cobalt accelerators, both in structural resins as in gelcoats.

About Umicore:
Umicore is a global materials technology and recycling group. It focuses on application areas where its expertise in materials science, chemistry and metallurgy makes a real difference. Its activities are centred on four business areas: Catalysis, Energy Materials, Performance Materials and Recycling. Each business area is divided into market focused business units offering materials and solutions that are at the cutting edge of new technological developments and essential to everyday life.

Umicore generates the majority of its revenues and dedicates most of its R&D efforts to clean technologies, such as emission control catalysts, materials for rechargeable batteries and photovoltaics, fuel cells, and recycling.

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